BA University of Chicago
JD Boston College
PhD University of Southern California

Academic Appointments

British Academy Global Professor of Political Science and International Relations, Royal Holloway University of London, 2020-
Professor of Political Science, University of Florida, 2019-
Associate Professor of Political Science, 2012-2019
Colonel Allen R. and Margaret G. Crow Term Professor, University of Florida, 2015-2016
Research Fellow, Women and Public Policy Program, Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government, 2015-2016
Assistant Professor, Political Science, University of Florida, 2009-2012
Faculty Research Affiliate, Women and Public Policy Program, Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government, 2008-2011
Assistant Professor, Political Science, Virginia Tech, 2007-2009
Visiting Scholar, Institute for Research on Women and Gender, University of Michigan, 2008
Visiting Assistant Professor, Political Science, Duke University, 2006-2007
Post-Doctoral Fellow, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, 2005-2006
Visiting Assistant Professor, Women’s Studies, Merrimack College, 2006
Lecturer, Politics , Brandeis University, 2005

Areas of Research, Teaching, Speaking, and Media Consulting
Feminist International Relations: gender and international security, gender and political leadership, women’s violence in global politics, gender and terrorism, gender and war ethics
International Security: just war theorizing, war ethics, civilian victimization, terrorism studies
Law: race, gender, and intersectionality; international law


Authored Books

Gender and Civilian Victimization (with Jessica Peet, Routledge, 2019)
International Relations’ Last Synthesis (with J. Samuel Barkin, Oxford University Press, 2019)
Women as Wartime Rapists (New York University Press, 2016)
Beyond Mothers, Monsters, Whores (with Caron Gentry, Zed Books, 2015)
Gender War and Conflict (Polity, 2014)
Gendering Global Conflict: Toward a Feminist Theory of War (Columbia University Press, 2013)
Mothers, Monsters, Whores (with Caron Gentry, Zed Books, 2007)
Gender, Justice, and the Wars in Iraq (Lexington Books, 2006)

Edited Books
Handbook on Gender and Security (with Laura Shepherd and Caron Gentry, Routledge, 2018)
Interpretive Quantification (with J. Samuel Barkin, Michigan, 2018)
Gender and Crisis in Global Politics (Routledge, 2017)
Women, Gender, and Terrorism (with Caron Gentry, University of Georgia Press, 2011)
Feminism and International Relations (with J. Ann Tickner, Routledge, 2011)
Gender, War, and Militarism (with Sandra Via, Praeger Security International, 2010)
Feminist Theory and Gender Studies Section of the International Studies Compendium (Blackwell, 2010)
Gender and International Security (Routledge, 2010)
Rethinking the 21st Century (with Amy Eckert, Zed Books, 2009)

Journal Editorships

Book Series

Oxford Studies in International Relations (with J. Ann Tickner)
Perspectives on Political Violence (with Cameron G. Thies, New York University Press)
Gender and  Global Security (with Caron Gentry, Routledge)

Journal Special Issues

  • “Faking It in 21st Century IR/Global Politics,” Forum in Millennium: Journal of International Politics 45(1) (2016): 80-130.
  • (with Caron Gentry) “Everyday Violence, Gender, and Terrorism,” special section of Critical Studies on Terrorism 8(3) (2015): 358-455.
  • (with Cynthia Weber) “Queer International Relations,” Forum in International Studies Review, 16(4), December 2014: 596-622.
  • (with Jennifer Lobasz) “The State of Feminist Security Studies,” Edited Critical Perspectives section of Politics and Gender, December 2011, 7(4):573-604.
  • Security Studies: Feminist Contributions,” Edited Special Issue of the Journal Security Studies, 18(2), July 2009, 183-369.

Academic Blogging
RelationsInternational (, 2014-
Duck of Minerva (, 2007-2014

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

  • “Failure and Critique in Critical Security Studies,” Security Dialogue, forthcoming.
  • (with Kelly Kadera and Cameron Thies) “Reevaluating Gender and IR Scholarship: Moving Beyond Reiter’s Dichotomies Toward Effective Synergies.” Journal of Conflict Resolution 62(4) (2018): 848-870.
  • “Jihadi Brides and Female Volunteers: Reading the Islamic State’s War to See Gender and Agency in Conflict Dynamics.” Conflict Management and Peace Science (OnlineFirst
  • “Invisible Structures of Anarchy: Gender, Orders, and Global Politics,” Journal of International Political Theory. 13(3) (2017): 325-340.
  • “What, and Where, Is Feminist Security Studies?” Journal of Regional Security 11(2) (2016): 143-161.
  • (with Caron Gentry) “It’s Complicated: Looking Closely at Women in Violent Extremism,” Georgetown Journal of International Affairs 27(2) (2016): 23-30.
  • “Trans* America,” Millennium: Journal of International Studies 45(1) (2016): 91-97
  • “Witnessing the Protection Racket: Rethinking Justice in/of Wars through Gendered Lenses,” International Politics, 53(3) (2016): 361-384.
  • “Centering Security Studies Around Felt, Gendered Insecurities,” Journal of Global Security Studies 1(1) (2016): 51-63.
  • “The Terror of Everyday Counterterrorism,” Critical Studies on Terrorism 8(3) (2015): 383-400.
  • (with Jonathon Whooley) “The Arab Spring for Women? Representations of Women in Middle East Politics in 2011,” Journal of Women, Politics, and Policy 36(3) (2015): 261-284.
  • “Seeing Sex, Gender, and Sexuality in International Security,” International Journal 70(3) (2015): 434-453.
  • (with J. Samuel Barkin) “Calculating Critique: Seeing Outside the Methods Matching Game,” Millennium: Journal of International Studies 43(3) (2015): 852-871.
  • “(S)he Shall Not Be Moved: Gender, Bodies, and Travel Rights in the Post 9/11 Era,” Security Journal 28(2) (2015): 198-215.
  • “Intimacy, Warfare, and Gender Hierarchy,” Political Geography 44 (2015): 74-76.
  • “The Politics of Location and the Location of Politics: Thinking about Feminist Security Studies,” International Studies Perspectives 15(4) (2014): 566-569.
  • “Gender/Violence in a Gendered/Violent World,” Millennium: Journal of International Studies, 42(2) (2014): 532-542.
  • “Queering the ‘Territorial Peace’? Queer Theory Conversing with Mainstream International Relations,” International Studies Review 16(4) (2014): 608-612.
  • “The Terror of Sex: Significations of Al Qaeda Wives,” Journal of Post-Colonial Cultures and Societies 4(2) (2013): 99-132.
  • “Feminist IR 101: Teaching Through Blogs,” International Studies Perspectives 14(4) (2013): 383-393.
  • “Viewing Peace through Gender Lenses,” Ethics and International Affairs 27(2) (2013): 1-13.
  • “Towards Transgendering International Relations?,” International Political Sociology, 6(4) (2012): 337-354.
  • (with Laura Shepherd). “Trans-Bodies in/of Wars: Cis-privilege and Contemporary Security Strategies,” Feminist Review, 101 (2012): 5-23.
  • “What Waltz Couldn’t See: Gender Hierarchy, International Structure, and the Causes of War” International Theory 4(1) (2012): 1-38.
  • “Looking Forward: Conceptualizing Feminist Security Studies,” Politics and Gender 7(4) (December 2011): 600-4.
  • “Emotion, Risk, and Feminist International Relations Research,” International Studies Review, 13(4) (December 2011): 699-703.
  • (with Jessica Peet) “A(nother) Dark Side of the Protection Racket: Targeting Women in Wars,” International Feminist Journal of Politics 13(2) (July 2011): 163-82.
  • “The Paradox of Double Effect: How Feminism Can Save the Immunity Principle,” Women’s Policy Journal 7(1) (May 2011): 1-25.
  • “Gender, the State, and War Redux: Feminist International Relations Across the ‘Levels of Analysis’” International Relations, 25(1) (2011): 108-134.
  • “Women Fighters and the ‘Beautiful Soul’ Narrative,” International Review of the Red Cross, 92(877) (March 2010): 53-68.
  • “Security Studies: Feminist Contributions.” Security Studies, 18(2) (June 2009): 183-213.
  • “Feminist Interrogations of Terrorism/Terrorism Studies.” International Relations, 23(1) (March 2009): 69-74.
  • (with Caron Gentry) “Profiling Terror: Gendering the Strategic Logic of Suicide Terror and other Narratives.” Austrian Journal of Political Science, 2008/2: 181-196.
  • “Scaling IR Theory: Geography’s Contribution to Where IR Takes Place.” International Studies Review, 10(3) (August 2008): 471-499.
  • “The Norm of Tradition: Gender Subordination and Women’s Exclusion in International Relations.” Politics and Gender, 4(1) (March 2008): 73-80.
  • “Reduced to Bad Sex: Narratives of Violent Women from the Bible to the War on Terror.” International Relations, 22(1) (March 2008): 5-23. Reprinted in Kvinder, Kon, & Forskning 2 (2013): 64-81.
  • “Why Just War Needs Feminism Now More Than Ever.” International Politics, 45(1) (January 2008): 1-18.  
  • “Gender and Personal Pedagogy: Some Observations.” International Studies Perspectives 8(3) (Summer 2007): 336-339.
  • “Agency, Militarized Femininity, and Enemy Others.” International Feminist Journal of Politics 9(1) (January 2007): 82-101.
  • “The Gendered Realities of the Immunity Principle: Why Gender Analysis Needs Feminism.” International Studies Quarterly 50(4) (December 2006): 889-910.

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